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Barbara Jonas Nurse at Marin General Hospital, San Anselmo resident Barbara Jonas died on Friday, 12 July. Barbara Jonas came from a large, loving family. She was the daughter of Carl and Lucy Jonas. Her brothers and sisters include Carolyn O'Donnell of Spokane, Michael Jonas of San Francisco, Maureen Clark of San Jose, Lucy Ericson of Bellingham, Rosalie Howard of San Jose, Andrew Jonas of Redwood City, Raymond Jonas of Kirkland, and Mark Jonas of Sonora. Her sister Suzanne predeceased her. She also leaves behind Jim Miller, her spouse of 28 years. She is fondly remembered as "Auntie Barbara" by 23 nieces and nephews. As a young woman Barbara performed in community theater, loved fashion and costume, and taught modeling. These early experiences nourished a lifelong enthusiasm for the arts. Her humane and generous spirit led her to health care as a vocation. She served for 30 years as a registered nurse. She was a cherished colleague at Marin General Hospital, where she is fondly remembered as someone who brought humor and grace to the challenges of health care. Barbara welcomed nurses starting out in patient care and served as a mentor as they took their first steps in the profession. She recognized the therapeutic value of animals and was an early advocate of therapy dogs at Marin General. A funeral mass will be offered at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont on 22 July at 1:15pm.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on July 21, 2013
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